Educational Programs Overview

Our Mission: To enhance and enrich peoples' understanding and respect of the complex relationships among all living things and inspire wildlife conservation.

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Education Programs
  • Boy & Girl Scout Programs
  • Family Programs & Youth Workshops
  • School Programs & Tours
  • Teacher Resources
  • Traveling Zoo
  • Self-guided Tours

  • Free Family Experiences
  • Daily Creature Feature
  • Keeper Talks
  • Reptile Shows
  • Story Time presented by
       The Tatnall School
  • Zoo Camps
  • Holiday Zoo Camp
  • Spring Zoo Camp
  • Summer Mini & Full-Day Camps
  • If you have any questions about our programs, please contact the Curator of Education at 302-572-7850, ext. 208, or email

    Free Family Experiences
    Brandywine Zoo programs change frequently to include new and exciting ZOOventures around every corner. The following are free programs with your paid admission.

    Stop by our Daily Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, feathered, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Takes place in the Otter Circle.

    When: 12pm - Mondays - Thursdays June 15 - August 31

    Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there's always something new to learn about our wild friends! Locations and times will vary daily.

    When: Weekends in May & September, Daily June - August.

    Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Reptiles will vary depending on availability and day of the show. Takes place in the Otter Circle; may be cancelled due to weather.

    When: 12pm - Saturdays & Sundays in May & September; Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays June - August

    Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle, in the main zoo, and may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Stories change each week.

    When: 10:30am - Thursdays, May - September

    Please notify the zoo at if you have a group of 10 or more participants for any of our free family programs.

    You are invited to visit the Zoo with your group or on your own. If you have special activities for your students or want to introduce the Zoo in a more informal way, this is the format for you. For more information or group rates, call 302-571-7850 ext. 208 or email

    If you do not see a program that covers the information you wish to illustrate, let us help you design your own program. For more information, call 302-571-7850 ext. 208 or email

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